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Coffee Pickinn - A Challenge for Innovation in Colombian Coffee Harvesting

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 09:43

THE CHALLENGE

HOW TO MAKE COFFEE HARVESTING MORE EFFICIENT IN COLOMBIA?

The Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (Federation) is looking for innovative proposals coming from entrepreneurs, research groups and/or companies offering a solution that would make the process of selective coffee harvesting in Colombia more efficient.

The solutions with the greatest potential for tackle the challenge, will be sponsored by the Federation through economic contributions and/or in kind, to be developed and subsequently implemented in the Colombian countryside. The Federation is willing to develop a strategic alliance with the challenge solver(s) that leads to the implementation of the following stages, according to the degree of progress of the proposed solution:

• Develop the chosen solution through its own funds or obtain them through third parties;
• Advance the experimental process, adjustment and final development of the solution through mentors and partners;
• Enable ownership of the solution by potential users through training and awareness processes .

Depending on the state of progress of solutions, different approaches for a rapport scheme between the Federation and those proposing the solution can be set forth:

• Co-financing of seed capital: support for the creation and strengthening of a business enterprise;
• Provision of services: guaranteed contract for a certain amount of time for the selected enterprise to develop and implement the solution;
• Business partners: shared risks and investments in a prospective business aimed at designing and marketing the solution.

Duration:Jan 2018 - Dec 2018

Regional Public Goods

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 17:30

The Initiative defines regional public goods (RPGs) as goods, services or resources that are produced and consumed collectively by the public sector and, if appropriate, the private, non-profit sector in a minimum of three borrowing member countries of the IDB. The Initiative focuses on RPGs that have the potential to generate significant shared benefits and positive spillover effects. Spillover effects can be expressed in terms of scope (benefits extend beyond the originally targeted sector in each country) and/or scale (benefits extend beyond the original group of countries) Each year, through a public Call for Proposals (CFP) the IDB solicits proposals from the region to finance projects that promote RPGs by means of collective action. Proposals must be presented in accordance with the General Guidelines applicable to all CFPs and be submitted online before the date and time indicated in the CFP (US Eastern Standard Time).

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Deadline:Wednesday, April 26, 2017
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Recurring:Yes

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